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(Joint Programmes)
SocialSecCoord   Regional Programme for Social Security Co-ordination and Social Security Reforms in South-East Europe

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/03/2008 - 31/08/2011
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Social Cohesion
2 196 122
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    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (118 Activities) Narrative
    To further enhance the co-ordination of the social security systems and to facilitate institutional, legislative and administrative reforms in the field of social protection according to EU standards.

    -Improved regional co-operation in the social sector by creating national and cross boarder platforms;
    -Reforms undertaken in the social sector, notably based on the result of speaking days and studies, legal analysis and compatibility exercises provided by the programme;
    -Signature of bilateral or multilateral agreements
    - Adoption of new legislation compatible with EU regulation and standards
     

    -Evaluation forms;
    -Minutes of Steering Committee meetings;
    -Minutes of Ministerial meetings;
    -Progress reports;
    -Monitoring exercises from independent experts;
    -Minutes from other programme activities and meetings
    - Number and type of individual complaints examined under speaking days
    - Effective number of proposal of legislative amendments.
     

    -Political stability, notably in Kosovo;
    -Willingness of governments to undertake reforms;
    -Willingness of governments to engage in regional cooperation;
    -Sustainability of the financial sector;
    -Co-operation between donors, stakeholders and third party institutions (such as university, pension funds etc).
     
    Project Purpose 1      2008/DG3/JP/1946   Programme Management 913 582 
    Management of the Programme Payment of LPOs according to budget
    Payment of utilities according to budget
    Payment of office rent according to budget
    Payment of staff according to budget
     
    FIMS  Programme is implemented until end November 2010.
    LPO and staff remain in the Programme.
    Use of utilities foresee
     
    Expected Result 1.1 Implementation of the Programme following Action Plan.
    Meetings organised following Action Plan.
    Correct use of the budget allocated to the Programme.
    Documents and reports prepared as requested in the Action Plan.

    Meetings effectively organised.
    Documents effectively produced,
    Budget effectively spent.
     
    Programme is implemented until November 2010
    Project Purpose 2      2008/DG3/JP/1935   Institutional capacity for quality development, proficiency and training 812 540 
    To improve institutional capacity for quality development and proficiency in the social sector. - Progress report
    - Number of meetings and average number of participants
    - Evaluation forms
    - Training material
    - Creation and Functioning of national and cross boarder platforms in the social security field
     
    -Evaluation forms
    - Number of participants in training seminars;
    - Willingness of governments to engage in quality development.
    - Willingness to cooperate in regional cooperation
    - Willingness of staff to participate in training organises.
    - Name, position and number of experts engaged.
     
    - Political stability
    - Willingness of authorities to allow participants to be trained;
    - Stability of jobs
    - Stability of salaries paid to civil servants in respect of the private sector
    - Selection of the right candidates by the authorities concerned.
    - Willingness of experts to intervene in trainings organised.
     
    Expected Result 2.1 Improve the know-how of middle and upper level civil servants for the delivery of cross-boarder social welfare.
    - Effective raining of officials and administrators in the field of social security;
    - Training material
    - Number of individual complaints received in Speaking days event

    - Evaluation forms
    - Training material
    - Participation of experts
    - Number of participants in training sessions
    - Number of cases solved in speaking days
     
    - Willingness of staff (from the different sectors involved) to be trained
    - Willingness of authorities to allow participants to assist to training
    - Knowledge of English (for some training)
    Expected Result 2.2 Create platforms to discuss social policies that are open to all governmental and non governmental actors.
    Crating and Functioning of national and international platforms in the field of social security

    - Documents and blueprints
    - Progress reports
    - Minutes of platform meetings
    - Participation of third parties (donors, international institutions, etc)
     
    - Willingness of governments to engage in quality development of social services and deal with social economic and budgetary challenges
    - Willingness of other international institutions to cooperate and participate in national and international platform
    Project Purpose 3      2008/DG3/JP/1773   Reform of the Social Sector 470 000 
    To support cooperation on the reform and viability of the social sector by coordinating and monitoring social policies. - Develop and approve plans for strategic reform in the social protection system;
    - Improve legislative framework.
     
    - Evaluation reforms;
    - Adoption of new legislation of reforms of those existing;
    - Signature of bilateral or multilateral agreements in the social security coordination field.
     
    -Governments commitments to engage in reform process;
    -Willingness of authorities to support the development of the legislative framework;
    -Political stability;
    -Financial stability;
     
    Expected Result 3.1 Support the development of the legislative framework for implementing social security policies.
    - Improve legislative framework.

    Drafts of blueprints, legislative initiatives.
     
    - Political stability
    - To some extend, financial stability;
    - Willingness of authorities to support the development of the legislative framework.
    Expected Result 3.2 Streamline and strengthen processes of co-ordination of national plans for strategic reform in order to gradually align to the European standards in particular with respect to the modernisation, adequacy and viability of the social security and social protection systems.
    Develop and approve plans for strategic reform in the social protection system.

    Minutes and reports of the national platforms meetings.
     
    -Government's commitment to engage in the reform process and adapt correspondingly the institutional framework;
    -Good cooperation with international interlocutors;
    -Willingness of social partners to engage in regional cooperation and reforms.



     
      * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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